Emerging Issues in Transportation Seminars Offered
Posted: Feb 23, 2016
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute is hosting two emerging issues seminars to mark the beginning of a collaborative educational agreement between NDSU and the University of Modern Sciences - Dubai. Under the agreement, NDSU will conduct research and provide instruction to UMS students in the areas of transportation and logistics and emergency management. The seminars are free and open to the public.
Threats to Transportation Operations and Facilities Posed by Terrorist Organizations
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Jarret Brachman, Ph.D., Global Threat Intelligence Manger for Wells Fargo and Transportation Security Lecturer for NDSU Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
Next Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems for Smart Cities
Raj Bridgelall, Program Director for the Center for Surface Mobility Applications & Real-time Simulation environments (SMARTSe) - a program of NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute.
The rapid pace of technological advancements has led to the convergence of mobile information technology and transportation solutions. Governments worldwide are focusing immense resources toward understanding how technology will impact future transportation solutions, travel behaviors, and land use. Connected vehicles, automated vehicles, cloud computing, big data science, and machine intelligence are emerging as new tools to address the growing challenges of congestion, crash elimination, security, energy efficiency, and environmental health. Therefore, tomorrow's workforce must learn to accommodate technological advancements and develop skills for applying the new tools to address transportation challenges at all levels and modes. This presentation will provide an overview of key technology trends that are steadily transforming our transportation system. The presenter will provide a sample of research needs that will expose the complexities and interdependencies between transportation supply, transportation demand, performance measures, and policy making.